Collections and services
Reservation of seats and documents
The BnF documents cannot be borrowed and are consulted on site.
It is has been possible to reserve the collections housed at the Departments of Coins, Medals and Antiques, the Manuscripts Department, the Music Department, the Maps and Plans Department and the Performing Arts Department clicking on “Réserver” in the Catalogue général as well as in the BnF archives et manuscrits catalogue.
From September the 11th, 2017, the Department of Prints and Photography makes it possible to request the communication of its collections for the current day clicking on “Réserver”. The request can be made only via the computers available in the reading room.
The reservation device will still be extended to documents from the Manuscripts Department.
It is now possible to reserve online the collections from the Department of Coins, Medals and Antiques, the Maps and Plans Department, the Music Department and the Performing Arts Department, Arsenal and Opera Libraries listed in the Catalogue général and in Bnf archives et manuscrits catalogue. The reservation of collections from the Maps and Plans Department is possible in the reservation area of the Arsenal-Richelieu-Louvois and Opera Libraries; however, these collections have been temporarily moved to the François-Mitterrand Library. They can be consulted in Room R. At the Department of Prints and Photography, the reservation of documents will be possible only via the computers available in the reading room and document requests limited to the current day.
Manuel d’utilisation de la réservation de documents - Arsenal, Richelieu, Louvois, Opéra et Cartes et plans [fichier .pdf – 1181 Ko – 03/12/18 – 17 p.]
What are the reservation conditions at Arsenal, Richelieu, Louvois and Opera Libraries?The conditions are the same as they are at François-Mitterrand Library: users need to have a valid research pass.
How to reserve documents?Two options:
How to consult the reserved documents?The documents can be consulted in the reading rooms of the departments mentioned at the reservation moment. The seat reservation is made by staff members at the welcome desk of the reading room.
How to know if the reserved document will be really delivered?Answers to online reservations arrive directly in the personal space.
How to obtain references of collections that are not accessible via the online reservation service?Most of the collections housed at Arsenal, Richelieu, Louvois and Opera Libraries are listed in the BnF archives et manuscrits catalogue. However the collections are not all listed in the online catalogues. It is consequently essential to complement one's search in the reading rooms.
How many documents is it possible to reserve?A maximum of 10 documents can be reserved each day.
Is it possible to have some documents set aside?The reader needs to renew his / her online reservation if he / she wishes a document to be set aside.
Is the number of reservations limited?It is possible to make reservations up to 30 days in advance.
Can I consult all my reservations via my personal space?
It is possible to access one's reservation list via the feature « Réservations Arsenal, Richelieu, Louvois Opéra », or via the feature « Réservations site François-Mitterrand »; however it is not possible to consult the list of reservations made among the collections of different research libraries.
Monday, December 3, 2018